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Introducing peer buzz sessions - a unique type of social learning. What happens here? The sharing of knowledge and challenges across many different industries open up opportunities for connection, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Presented by Botree Inc., join Sandbox Centre and come together for an interactive peer learning buzz session that discusses some of the challenges with the new era of a workforce and the employer's role. While baby boomers are least likely to quit, they make up only 25% of the workforce. That's bad news for employers, as the vast majority of professionals— those under the age of 60—are increasingly open to seeking new jobs. Leaders and especially human resource professionals must work in tandem to not only attract, but develop processes that make employees feel valued for their experiences. Claudine Cousins, CEO of Empower Simcoe, will guide the discussion on:

  • Addressing challenges you are facing in the new wave of a workforce - multigenerational
  • Requirements that employees are looking for in an employer
  • What opportunities are available to curate a motivated workforce

Key takeaways include: 

  • How to turn the posed challenges into opportunities for your organization 

-- Thank you to our Presenting Partner, Botree Inc. -- 

Peer Buzz Champion Facilitator: Claudine Cousins, CEO of Empower Simcoe 

Date: Thursday March 23, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in person at Sandbox Centre!

Who should join? Welcoming HR Managers, Recruitment Specialists, Talent Acquisition Specialists, HR Consultants, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Labour Relations Specialist, Hiring Coordinator, Organizational Culture Advocates For Change, and more. Who else should attend? Business leaders interested in uncovering new ideas and solutions that can move the needle for their company.  

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- Free participation included for SBX Members -


  • Claudine Cousins (CEO of Empower Simcoe)

    Claudine Cousins

    CEO of Empower Simcoe


    A scholar, practitioner and community changemaker, Dr. Claudine Cousins is the Chief Executive Officer of Empower Simcoe, a human services organization in the broader health sector with approximately 600 employees, and part-time teacher in the School of Business at Georgian College. Claudine has over twenty-five years of leadership experience with various Ministries within the Ontario Public Service and the not-for-profit and profit sectors, including banking and investment. Claudine brings expertise from an operations, governance, diversity, and human resources leadership lens within unionized and non-unionized organizations. Claudine’s leadership in empowering people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life depends on having available and competent talent.

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Peer Buzz Session Member Ticket
Member Price Complimentary
Peer Buzz Session Public Ticket
Standard Price CAD $59.99


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Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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